Fighting Charges, Strengthening Movements

April 15, 2017 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Boreal
450 W 3rd Ave
Eugene, OR 97401


Fighting Charges, Strengthening Movements

A presentation and community discussion based on their new book, A Tilted
Guide to Being a Defendant


More information:

Please join us for a community discussion about strengthening our struggles
for liberation when facing criminal charges. This presentation and
discussion are based on the ideas in A Tilted Guide to Being a Defendant.
The Tilted Scales Collective is excited to bring to you this comprehensive
guide for radicals about facing charges in the criminal legal system.
Rather than being a how-to guide, this book offers a way of thinking about
criminal charges that is based on defendants’ goals: personal, political,
and legal. And these goals are framed with this question in mind:

“How is my case part of revolutionary struggle?”

The full book will be available at a discount and a zine version of Chapter
2, on setting goals, will be available by donation.

The government is all too successful at using criminal charges to disrupt,
destroy, and neutralize radical and revolutionary struggles. A Tilted
Guide draws on the wisdom of dozens of people who have weathered the
challenges of trials and incarceration,including many former and current
political prisoners/prisoners of war. This event is part of a nationwide
tour aiming to help strengthen our movements on all fronts and take away
the power of criminal charges. By thinking strategically and being in
solidarity with each other, we can turn terrible situations in
movement-building ones!

Tilted Scales Collective is a small collective of dedicated legal support
organizers who have spent years supporting and fighting for political
prisoners, prisoners of war, and politicized prisoners in the occupied
lands of Turtle Island (i.e., the so-called united states).

Want the book now? Order from AK Press: All sales
support the publisher Combustion Books (, AK
Press, and Prison Activist Resource Center (PARC), a prison abolitionist
group that sends a resource list to prisoners nationwide (
Tilted Scales Collective and Combustion Books have also created free ebook
versions to ensure this resource gets out to all comrades who need it:

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